Teams from Deluxe companies EFILM and Stereo D were among the creative talent receiving statuettes when the Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) brought artists together once again for its 11th Annual Lumiere™ Awards celebration, held January 22 on the Warner Bros. lot. The ceremony recognized some of the most memorable content and experiences produced for film, television, advertising, gaming, mobile, online and more in 2019. Deluxe is proud to have been among the honorees, taking home three awards for EFILM and Stereo D.
Two projects colored by EFILM’s Skip Kimball were awarded statues for Best Use of High Dynamic Range, with the vibrant and visually complex worlds of “Alita: Battle Angel” and “Stranger Things” season three recognized in the live action feature and episodic television, respectively. “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” was awarded Best 2D to 3D Conversion, work led by Stereo D Stereographer Brian Taber and Stereo Producer Ryan Fisk. Stereo D’s 3D work was also honored when "Avengers: Endgame” received the immersive entertainment live-action feature film award.
During the gala, the AIS also presented the Harold Lloyd Award, given to a filmmaker who has applied advanced technology in their storytelling. This year’s recipient was Director James Mangold, who, with Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC, achieved the distinct nostalgic and vivid aesthetic of Academy Award Best Picture nominee “Ford v Ferrari” with help from EFILM’s Kimball.
We’re thrilled to have been a part of a ceremony honoring such outstanding international achievement in immersive storytelling. Congrats to our EFILM and Stereo D teams and all of this year’s winners. Your use of advanced visual technologies is advancing the craft of filmmaking in all formats. For a full list of winners, click here.